Rome, 1973. John Paul Getty III, the heir and younger member of an oil tycoons' saga, is kidnapped by the Italian mafia in order to get a ransom. On the face of it, his grandfather seems ... See full summary »

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Harris Dickinson ...  J. Paul Getty III 10 episodes, 2018
Donald Sutherland ...  J. Paul Getty 9 episodes, 2018
Hilary Swank ...  Gail Getty 8 episodes, 2018
Luca Marinelli ...  Primo 8 episodes, 2018
Anna Chancellor ...  Penelope Kittson / ... 8 episodes, 2018
Brendan Fraser ...  Fletcher Chace 8 episodes, 2018
Silas Carson ...  Khan 8 episodes, 2018
Michael Esper ...  J. Paul Getty Jr. 7 episodes, 2018
Francesco Colella ...  Leonardo 7 episodes, 2018
Mauro Lamanna Mauro Lamanna ...  Dante 7 episodes, 2018
Hannah New ...  Victoria 7 episodes, 2018
Nicola Rignanese Nicola Rignanese ...  Don Salvatore / ... 6 episodes, 2018
Niccolò Senni ...  Fifty 6 episodes, 2018
Amanda Drew Amanda Drew ...  Belinda 6 episodes, 2018
Charlotte Riley ...  Robina / ... 6 episodes, 2018
Sophie Winkleman ...  Margot 6 episodes, 2018
Laura Bellini ...  Martine / ... 5 episodes, 2018
Sarah Bellini ...  Jutta / ... 5 episodes, 2018
Lea Gentili Lea Gentili ...  Aileen Getty 5 episodes, 2018
Oliver Gentili Oliver Gentili ...  Mark Getty 5 episodes, 2018
Lucy Gentili Lucy Gentili ...  Ariadne Getty 5 episodes, 2018
David Bamber ...  Bela von Block 5 episodes, 2018
Jo Stone-Fewings ...  Dennis 5 episodes, 2018
John Schwab ...  Lang Jeffries 5 episodes, 2018
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Rome, 1973. John Paul Getty III, the heir and younger member of an oil tycoons' saga, is kidnapped by the Italian mafia in order to get a ransom. On the face of it, his grandfather seems not interested at all in having him back, but he gives his reasons, for better or for worse.

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Money can't buy happiness...but if you are billionaire J P Getty the sex is unlimited
26 March 2018 | by Ed-ShullivanSee all my reviews

This is a tragic but true story surrounding THE most wealthiest family in the entire world. J. Paul Getty during the 1970's WAS THE richest man in the entire world and he was portrayed in this biography by esteemed actor Donald Sutherland who bares an uncanny resemblance to the real J. Paul Getty.

The first episode titled, The House of Getty, focuses on the death by drugs and by harakiri suicide of J. Paul Getty's eldest son George. The aftermath of the suicide represents what this dysfunctional families inherent wealth and power breeds. After the funeral J. Paul Getty is witnessed alone in his room berating his remaining heirs that are his other four (4) sons, three (3) of which are simultaneously hiding in one of their fathers mansions bathrooms sharing a cigarette and talking negatively about why none of them want to accept the responsibilities that their now deceased brother George once held.

It is during the aftermath of George Getty's funeral that a dishevelled and inappropriately dressed teenager named John Paul Getty III shows up at his grandfather's mansion with a plan in mind to either request or steal sufficient funds from his grandfather that would allow him to return to Rome and continue partying which is where he most recently was residing and enjoying his young life.

Donald Sutherland's portrayal of J. Paul Getty the richest man in the world is electrifying and one of a man who lived and shared money like a miser would, with no friends, far too many ex-wives, five (5) sons and a harem of mistresses who reside in his mansion and are available to him on his beckon call 24 hours per day and night. The opening episode is far from the over the top opulence and skulduggery of such former TV series such as Dallas, Dynasty and Flamingo Road. Instead, we are witnesses to a Getty family and his servants and mistresses that are all fearful of the man at the very top and who tend to walk on eggshells around him, cautious not to say the wrong thing in his presence.

I was very impressed with this opening episode and I am looking forward to seeing in future episodes of this Tv mini-series how J. Paul Getty reacts to the news of his grandson's presumed kidnapping in Rome.


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